The French city of Grenoble has formally allowed Muslim women to wear burkinis, or swimming costumes covering the whole body, in public pools. Members of the municipal council narrowly approved the new rules during a meeting on Monday despite poli..
The Taliban have ordered airlines in Afghanistan to stop women from flying unless accompanied by a male relative, in the latest crackdown on basic human rights by the country’s new rulers since seizing power. The hard-line Islamists have imp..
A draft bill that would ban the wearing of the hijab in sporting competitions will pass on to France's National Assembly after the Senate on Wednesday declined to vote on the legislation. The broader bill is devoted to "democratising spor..
Senior schools reopened in the Indian state of Karnataka on Wednesday a week after authorities closed them in the face of protests against a ban on female students wearing the hijab Muslim head covering in class. A court is deliberating the recent..
An Indian state on Friday extended the closure of degree and diploma colleges till February 16 as the controversy over Muslim girls wearing hijab to school refused to die down. An Indian state has shut high schools and colleges for three days afte..
Social media hails Muskan Khan, a Muslim student, for confronting members of a far-right group outside a college in southern Karnataka state, as protests widen in the country over a ban on Islamic headgear. A Muslim woman wearing a hijab in southe..
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has spoken out in support of six Indian students fighting for their right to wear the hijab in class. The teens have been protesting in Karnataka state for weeks, drawing attention to a college's ban o..
The Taliban have said Afghan women seeking to travel long distances by road should be offered transport only if accompanied by a male relative. The directive, issued on Sunday, is the latest curb on women's rights since the Islamist group seiz..
Fatemeh Anvari was told her headwear ran afoul of Bill 21, which bars some public servants from wearing religious symbols The removal of a Canadian teacher for wearing a hijab in the classroom has sparked widespread condemnation of a controversial..
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